Tyrone

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Bargain hunting

Bargain hunting

Shamrock Park in Tyrone on March 19 was the epicenter of all things yard sale. Area residents had a variety of choices supplied by local organizations and vendors eager to show off their wares. The backdrop for the Century of Treasures event took the form of clear skies and mild temperatures that made Saturday morning yard sale-ing all the better. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Hopewell UMC members join ‘Stop Hunger’ project

Dayton Ivester (left) and Robbie Scott of Hopewell UMC, seal a package for the Stop Hunger Now campaign held at the Tyrone church on March 12.  The church packed 10,058 meals in one and one half hours. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, March 12, over 75 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church came together and packed 10,058 meals for starving people around the world. The Tyrone church began raising funds and awareness for the “Stop Hunger Now” event in the fall of 2010. They raised $2,800, more than enough to pay for the meals. The event began at 10 a.m. and by 11:30 they had completed packing all of the meals.

The meals consisted of rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy based protein, spices and vitamins. When mixed with water, it produces a rather tasty meal. Read More»

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night unanimously approved a proclamation supporting the Fayette County Relay for Life and “Paint the Town Purple” month. Jane Carnes accepted the resolution from Mayor Don Rehwaldt. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone passed away March 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Edwin (Ed) Jackson and is survived by her sons, Mike Jackson of Cartersville; Tim Jackson and his wife Linda of Athens; sisters, Hilda Pace of Newnan; Ruth Taylor of Athens; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Dr. Farren Roper officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Tyrone approves Tyrone-Palmetto Road traffic study

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night on a 3-2 vote approved an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County to conduct an engineering study relating to intersection and road improvement on Tyrone-Palmetto Road from Ga. Highway 74 to the Coweta County line. Funding for the $30,000 study will come from existing one-cent sales tax (SPLOST) funds. Read More»

SCHS grad named 'Amazing Student' at UGA

Jill Turner, a 2007 graduate of Sandy Creek, was recently named an Amazing Student at the University of Georgia. She currently serves as the executive director of UGA’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and as the secretary-general of the Model United Nations Team. Outside of campus, she has interned in U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s office in Washington, D.C., where she helped to manage and maintain legislative correspondence, serve as the initial contact for constituents with requests and concerns, research a variety of topics for staffers, and aid overall office performances. Read More»

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mr. Odom was a member of a Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his son Harry Odom; great-grandchild Kirkland Scott; brother, Bill Odom; sisters Cleitus Smith and Helen Oliver. He is survived by his beloved wife Margie Odom; grandchild Michelle Scott and her husband Keith of Columbus; daughter-in-law Doneta Odom of Columbus ; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Abigail Scott, both of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Sandy Creek presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

DeAnna McDuffie and Adam Van Dyke as Audrey and Seymour. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s chorus and drama departments will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at Sandy Creek’s Patriot Hall Auditorium Thursday – Sunday, Mar. 24-27. The show is directed by the SCHS drama teacher, Kathy Andersen, and the musical director is Millie Lanier Turek, SCHS’s chorus teacher. Choreographer for the show is Jonsie Pollock. Read More»

County manager, attorney at odds with taxpayers; both should go

I agree with the sentiments expressed in the letter to the editor from Peachtree City resident Jim Richter.

“As someone who couldn’t take it anymore and began getting active by attending Board of Commissioners meetings, it is becoming more obvious every month that Jack Krakeel and Scott Bennett are a driving force behind the scenes for continuing the West Fayetteville Bypass and keeping us in the regional mass transit plans,” Richter said. Read More»